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New York Begged for Health Care Workers, Now State is Ripping Them Off for State Income Taxes

The State of New York announced that it will force visiting health care workers to pay state income tax.

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The State of New York announced that it will force visiting health care workers to pay state income tax for being foolish enough to move in to help the state deal with its glut of virus patients.

At the start of the coronavirus scare, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pleaded for health care professionals to come to the state to help them get through the virus.

Hundreds listened and signed up to help out.

Now, Gov. Cuomo is demanding that they pay New York’s exorbitant state income tax as a reward for their kindness and selfless duty for going to the Empire State to help save lives.

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Isn’t that nice of Cuomo?

For an even bigger slap in the face, Cuomo told these kind health care workers that if they were excused from paying income tax, they would be somehow getting a “subsidy” that they didn’t deserve!

A subsidy! Keeping their own money earned to help save New Yorkers’ lives is a “subsidy”?

Here is what Cuomo said, according to News Channel 5:

Health care workers that came to New York to help with the country’s most severe coronavirus outbreak will have to pay state taxes, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo addressed the issue Tuesday at a news conference.

“We’re not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit,” Cuomo said. “So there’s a lot of good things I’d like to do, and if we get federal funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I’m gonna spend more money when I can’t even pay the essential services.”

So, the few hundred health care workers who selflessly went to New York to help save lives are now going to be soaked for state taxes!

Even worse, Cuomo blamed the federal government for not giving New York more money to “pay for schools.”

“If we don’t get more money from Washington, we can’t fund schools, right, so at the rate, we want to fund them. We are in dire financial need,” he said.

The issue first came up when Samaritan’s Purse — a humanitarian aid organization — was erecting a temporary hospital in Central Park.

“Our financial comptroller called me, and he said, ‘Do you know that all of you are going to be liable for New York state income tax?'” said Ken Isaacs, a vice president for Samaritan’s Purse. “I said, ‘What?’ [The comptroller] said, ‘Yeah, there’s a law. If you work in New York State for more than 14 days, you have to pay state income tax.’ I didn’t know that.”

Unbelievable!

So, there you have it. You bend over backwards to help a liberal and they rip you off.

Figures.

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Heaviest Taxed Are All Deep Blue, Democrat States

Probably unsurprisingly, all the top ten highest taxed states are run by Democrats a new review finds.

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Probably unsurprisingly, all the top ten highest taxed states are run by Democrats a new review finds.

With Tax Day now coming up on July 15 thanks to delays because of the coronavirus, it is of interest to take a look at which states have the heaviest tax burden on its citizens. And, wouldn’t you know, they are all run by Democrats.

Investment site WalletHub recently compiled all the data on the 450 states and the District of Columbia and found that the worst state tax burned that comes in on top of the federal tax rate ranges from 9.53 percent of income to as high as 12.28 percent of income.

And one of those top ten worst states, Illinois, is working hard to increase that burden to make it even worse on citizens.

“To determine the residents with the biggest tax burdens, WalletHub compared the 50 states across the three tax types of state tax burdens — property taxes, individual income taxes and sales and excise taxes — as a share of total personal income in the state. Read on for our findings, commentary from a panel of tax experts and a full description of our methodology,” WalletHub wrote in its report.

The top ten worst states are:
1. New York (12.28%)
2. Hawaii (11.48%)
3. Vermont (10.73%)
4. Maine (10.57%)
5. Minnesota (10.19%)
6. Connecticut (9.99%)
7. New Jersey (9.88%)
8. Rhode Island (9.84%)
9. Illinois (9.62%)
10. Iowa (9.53%)

On the other hand, most (but not all) of the states with the lowest tax burden are Red states.

The top ten best states are:
41. South Carolina (7.48%)
42. Alabama (7.36%)
43. Montana (7.22%)
44. Oklahoma (6.94%)
45. New Hampshire (6.85%)
46. Florida (6.82%)
47. Wyoming (6.47%)
48. Tennessee (6.18%)
49. Delaware (5.52%)
50. Alaska (5.16%)

Of the top ten states with the lowest tax burden, only Delaware is solidly blue.

As I noted above, Illinois is among the worst ten, but its tax rate is currently a set rate. But state legislators are now looking to raise taxes on everyone by making the tax system a progressive tax rate.

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Kennedy Center Laid Off Workers Hours After Democrats Handed Them $25 Million in Coronavirus Bill

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts laid off all its musicians only hours after Democrats stuffed the coronavirus relief bill with a $25 million bailout.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts laid off all its musicians only hours after liberal Democrats stuffed the coronavirus relief bill with $25 million in bailout funds for them.

House leader Nancy Pelosi along with Senate Democrats stuffed the coronavirus relief bill will billions in wasteful spending for their buddies, including the $25 million for the Kennedy Center.

The supposed stimulus money was supposed to make sure the left’s favorite organizations did not get harmed by shutdowns imposed on them by the virus quarantines. But instead of helping their workers, the Kennedy Center pocketed the millions in taxpayer bailout dollars and fired their workers anyway.

Only hours after the president signed the coronavirus relief bill, the Center laid off 100 musicians.

“The Covid-19 Advisory Committee was broadsided today during our conversation with [Kennedy Center President] Deborah Rutter,” the orchestra’s Covid-19 Advisory Committee said according to the Washington Free Beacon. “Ms. Rutter abruptly informed us today that the last paycheck for all musicians and librarians will be April 3 and that we will not be paid again until the Center reopens.”

The employees group added, “Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3. We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.”

But the employees were more than shocked.

According to the Beacon:

A veteran member of the orchestra, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal, told the Washington Free Beacon that the decision “blindsided” musicians. The member welcomed the bailout package as necessary funding for the arts, but was stunned that it would not be used to cover payment for the artists.

“It’s very disappointing [that] they’re going to get that money and then drop us afterward,” the musician said. “The Kennedy Center blindsided us.”

The employees also filed a grievance against the center for the firings.

“There is no provision of our collective bargaining agreement that allows the Kennedy Center to decide to stop paying us with only one week of notice,” the employee union says. “While we fully expect that an arbitrator would agree that management violated the CBA and that we are entitled to continued salary and benefits, this process takes time.”

But all this back and forth does not belie the fact that the Kennedy Center got $25 million of our tax dollars to aid it during the coronavirus and instead of helping its employees, it fired them.

Isn’t that just like a liberal?

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IRS Giving Most Americans 90 Extra Days to Pay 2019 Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday that most Americans will get a 90-day extension to pay their taxes this year due to the coronavirus.

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The Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday that most Americans will get a 90-day extension to pay their taxes this year as a response to the coronavirus.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the IRS will postpone the tax deadline for three months for Americans who owe one million dollars or less to the IRS. He also said that corporations that owe ten million or less will also qualify for the extension.

This deadline extension only applies for those taxpayers who have to pay the IRS on Tax Day, not those expecting a refund.

“We encourage those Americans who can file their taxes to continue to file their taxes on April 15 because for many Americans, you will get tax refunds and we don’t want you to lose out on those tax refunds,” Mnuchin said during a press conference. “We want you to make sure you get them.”

“All you have to do is file your taxes,” Mnuchin added. “You’ll automatically not get charged interest and penalties.”

So, while more information is likely to come out about the extension, it appears that all Americans will have to file on the normal April 15 date — as always — but they don’t have to include a payment at that time if they owe a tax.

Still, we are not yet 100 percent sure how this will work.

Mnuchin’s decision is not exactly unusual. The IRS has extended filing and payment deadlines for certain groups of Americans before.

The measure is often taken for more geographically local taxpayers such as those affected by hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and other natural disasters.

Still, this might rank as one of the first times such a policy has been set for the entire country.

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Now Liberals Want Higher Taxes to Spend on Homeless ‘Crisis’

Now Denver liberals want to raise taxes to “alleviate the homeless crisis” that their own policies caused.

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Confiscatory taxes cure everything, don’t they? Now Denver liberals want to raise taxes to “alleviate the homeless crisis” that their own policies caused.

Leftists are pushing for a slew of higher taxes in Denver and are proposing that the cash be spent on giveaways to the homeless.

The city’s liberals hope to raise up to $55 million in new taxes from higher sales taxes, property taxes and others.

“We really want to explore as many options as possible so voters can tell us what’s the most palatable to them,” said Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, according to CBS Denver.

Alderman added that she is gearing up to convince foolish Denver voters to accept the tax hike with a 2020 ballot measure.

The activist insisted that the city does not spend enough on the homeless.

“I don’t think anyone could go outside and walk around and think we are spending enough in that area,” she said.

NBC added that Alderman is proposing the following:

1). A potential sales tax increase of ¼ of 1% or an extra .25 cents for every $100 spent
2). At least doubling Denver’s Occupational Privilege Tax also known as the head tax. Currently employers pay $4 per month for each employee and the workers themselves are liable for a fee of $5.75 per month.
3). Increasing Denver property taxes
4). Reallocating or increasing marijuana taxes to support the homeless

The city already spends $50 million a year on the homeless and local activists spend a whopping $90 million. But Alderman says that isn’t enough.

A fleet of buses to send them to California would be cheaper.

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U.S. Supreme Court Puts Halt to New York Turning Over Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

The U.S. Supreme Court has put a temporary halt to a lower court’s ruling that would allow the state of New York to turn over President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has put a temporary halt to a lower court’s ruling that would allow the state of New York to turn over President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

The high court put an end to the lower court’s agreement with leftists who want access to the president’s financial information because the case may be heard by the Supremes.

The temporary stay of the lower court’s ruling comes after the Democrat-led House agreed to slow down its demands for the tax returns to give the high court the chance to decide if it will take the case.

The lower court’s ruling was set to take effect on Wednesday.

The decision also comes on the tail of the president’s emergency appeal to the high court to block the lower court’s ruling.

The Trump legal team also filed a separate request to block a subpoena from the New York prosecutor for Trump’s tax returns.

The next opportunity the justices have to decide if they want to hear the president’s case comes on Friday when they meet in private.

In July, Democrats in the House filed a lawsuit demanding that the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department release Trump’s tax returns.

“In refusing to comply with the statute, Defendants have mounted an extraordinary attack on the authority of Congress to obtain information needed to conduct oversight of Treasury, the IRS, and the tax laws on behalf of the American people who participate in the nation’s voluntary tax system,” the lawsuit read, according to Breitbart News and the Associated Press.

“The Committee has been unable to evaluate President Trump’s claims about the audit program or investigate its other concerns because the President has declined to follow the practice of every elected President since Richard Nixon of voluntarily disclosing their tax returns,” the court papers continued.

“Without reviewing the requested return materials, the committee cannot ensure that the IRS’s audit process is functioning fairly and effectively, understand how provisions of the tax code are implicated by President Trump’s returns, or exercise its legislative judgment to determine whether changes to the code may be warranted,” the filing said.

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New York Tax Lawyers Threaten President Trump Over Move to Florida

Resistance revenuers were out in full force this week.

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There are seemingly no end to the ways in which the “resistance” will attempt to “get” President Trump.

This carte-blanche opposition to the Commander in Chief is no different from a child who simply disagrees with their sibling on the principal that they are looking for conflict.  At every turn, the President is met with a metaphorical “nuh uh”, and the constant derisiveness has been a massive deterrent to political progress in our nation.

Now, as Trump looks to switch his primary residence from New York to Florida, the Empire State is biting back.

“You can leave New York, but you also have to land in a new location with the intention of staying there indefinitely,” said Mark S. Klein, partner at law firm Hodgson Russ in New York.

“I wonder if you can really argue that someone who spends 90% of his time overseas or in Washington, plus weekends in the winter at Mar-a-Lago, has he really stuck the landing?” Klein asked. “I’m not sure he did.”

Trump’s move was part of a plan for the President to take advantage of lax tax laws in the Sunshine State, a move that has been made time and time again by so-called “snowbirds”.

Trump is following a well-trod path of many other septuagenarian New Yorkers who have been drawn to Florida’s year-round warmth, sunshine and low taxes. Last year alone, 63,000 New Yorkers became Florida residents.

Others in the White House had a message for the clingy New York tax enforcers.

“I think the governor of New York should take a look at his economic policies and what is happening there,” said Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president. “The president is doing what many taxpayers have done and property owners have done, and that is to go to a state that is more hospitable to hard-working Americans.”

New York’s tax collectors will certainly miss having the Trump fortune around, but state leaders sure won’t.

Both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted the President for the move, declaring “good riddance” and “condolences to the people of Florida”, respectively.

 

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Donald Trump Moves Primary Residence to Florida to Spite New York Tax Man

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Donald Trump is a born New Yorker, but he’s finally had enough of paying New York and New York City’s obscene taxes. So, he has now moved his primary residence to Florida to spite New York’s tax man!

Now that is a smart move!

The media has finally picked up that back in September, Trump re-registered his primary residence as Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach County, Florida, resort.

First lady Melania Trump also re-registered her primary residence as Mar-a-Lago.

The new paperwork describes Mar-a-Lago as the Trump’s “predominant and principal home” and Florida as their new home state, and that they intend to reside there permanently.

The paperwork also describes the president’s “other places of abode” as Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, as well as the White House.

Donald Trump was born in Queens, New York, and he has always listed his home as New York City, most recently his penthouse in New York’s Trump Tower. But he’s had it with left-wing, hate-filled, bankrupt New York.

The White House has refused to say why the president changed his official place of residence, but a person close to the president told the media that it was because of the taxes.

But there was another motivation.

The insider also said Trump was infuriated by a lawsuit aimed at disclosing his personal tax returns filed by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

It is also pertinent that the State of Florida has no state income taxes.

With the move, the Trump family will save both the nine percent state tax on income, as well as the four percent the City of New York charges. That would amount to millions a year saved for a man as rich as Trump!

Florida is a far more welcoming state for Trump, too. He lost New York to Hilary but beat Hilary by 1.2 percent n Florida in 2016.

Trump also kicked off his 2020 re-election bid with a rally in Orlando, Florida.

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